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Dots in a gmail address, keep getting mail that isn't mine? 1 Recommended Answer 0 Relevant Answers 9 Replies 0 Upvotes
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I've had my gmail account for at least ten years and within the last couple years, I keep receiving emails that are *not mine*, addressed to a version of my email with a dot in it.

I'm Canadian, and the woman these emails are intended for is, based on the messages, Australian.

I'm receiving updates and reminders from her doctors, her optometrist, her kids' stuff (daycare, sports, etc), photos of people she knows.

I reach out to the sender when it's sensitive/personal info, but I'm really tired of being reminded to go to an optometrist in Australia. How do I make these *stop*?
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I have this same issue.  The owner of the account with the dots is in England and apparently it let him claim this username even though I have the one without the dots.  So his email frequently goes to my account but not always.
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Kind of uncomfortable having access to rather personal information that belongs to other people (that's why I asked), but oh well.
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i also get them cause the 'great' paypal dont verify emails 
 
 
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